National Aquatic Biodiversity Information System (NABIS) - Plants Layers

This group of data layers contains all of the species distributions for 17 different marine plant species around New Zealand. All species have an annual distribution layer and all are a scientific interpretation based on the best available information from published and unpublished sources. The layers have been developed by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The data is updated on an arranged project schedule, and the 'updated date' in this metadata represents the latest update date for one or more layers within this group. This data is available through both a web map service (WMS) or web feature service (WFS). Please see these help files to learn how to access this data: and Please contact us on if you have any issues.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Theme Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Author Ministry for Primary Industries
Maintainer Email
Update frequency Irregular
Created 2014-12-12
Date modified 2015-02-23
Language English
Source Identifier
Record created April 10, 2017, Last Updated April 10, 2017